Björns martial arts bio

 

In case you are interested in my product but you wonder what my background is and where I have learned my stuff here is a short bio about my martial arts career. In addition to martial arts I am also a Fitness Coach for about 15 years and author of many Fitness instructional DVDs here in Germany.

  • I started my martial arts training as a kid with Judo Karate and Wing Chun. After seeing Royce Gracie in his MMA fights I was obsessed with learning BJJ and I was among a small group of people who started training BJJ in the mid nineteens in Germany.
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  • A few years later I met my first real BJJ teacher, Richard Braga from Sao Paulo, Brazil. We trained together until he left Germany in 2001.
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  • I organized the first Royce Gracie Seminar in Germany and got my blue belt from Royce in  summer 2002.
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  • Shortly after that I met the guy who became my biggest influence in Jiu Jitsu, Roy Harris. From 2002 till 2008 I brought Roy 3-4 times a year to Germany to learn from him and I was tested for my purple belt in 2004 and for my brown belt in 2008.
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  • I was also an active competitor and won the European Submission Wrestling Championships in 2003 and the “Submissao” Tournament in 2006.
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  • Finally I got my black belt in 2010 from my teachers teacher Joe Moreira (8th degree Blackbelt).
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  • In 2008 I produced the very successful BJJ instructional DVD “Position Brabo” which was sold worldwide. I have also tons of instructional videos for free on my YouTube channel.
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  • Since I was never interested in Sport BJJ I trained mostly No-Gi with the focus on self defense, MMA (for self perfection) and Submission Wrestling (for attribute enhancement and fun).
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  • Besides BJJ I am practicing different internal martial arts. My teachers where Alex Kostic, Torsten Kanzmeier and Minoru Akuzawa. These guys gave me a very different look on martial arts and I am thankful for their training.
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  • Today my focus is on training for myself with a small group of dedicated guys and producing instructional videos which are focused on the Basics and principles of No-Gi Jiu Jitsu and BJJ for MMA & Self Defense. If you have any questions feel free to send me an e-mail.